Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative No. 156

Photoshop® Creative is the perfect magazine for learning more about Adobe’s outstanding application. Each issue is packed with inspirational tutorials covering the whole scope of the software, from creative projects, to practical guides to using tools and techniques. Whatever you use Photoshop for, Photoshop creative will help you become a better digital artist. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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erlingur.einarsson@futurenet.com I’ve been a huge fan of posters ever since I was a kid, especially film posters. A great poster can become a lasting work of art; just think of the impact artworks for films such as Blade Runner, Alien, Jurassic Park or Vertigo have had on not just cinema posters, but art and culture in general. So this issue we are excited to bring you an in-depth feature on how to design the perfect poster using layers and masks in Photoshop, be it for films, music, gigs or anything else you might want to hang on your wall (p14). Among our great selection of tutorials, you’ll find guides on designing a digital diorama (p46), drawing your own manga character in Elements (p86), manipulating perspective (p22) and incorporating Adobe Capture into your art…

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Blurry backdrop Choose any of 100 blurry backgrounds for your artworks. Ink overlays Add a handmade touch to any design with ink splatters. Bokeh brushes A big gallery of beautiful light effects for your pictures. On the FileSilo this issue… • 11 Technology mockups worth $37 • 130 Petal overlays worth $19 • 100 Blurry backgrounds worth $10 • 14 Distressed ink overlays worth $8 • 80 Bokeh brushes worth $5 • A total of 335 resources worth $79 Log in to www.filesilo.co.uk/photoshopcreative Register to get instant access to this pack of must-have creative resources, how-to videos and tutorial assets Free for digital readers too! Read on your tablet, download on your computer FileSilo The home of great downloads – exclusive to your favourite magazines from Future Publishing Secure and safe online access, from anywhere Free access for every reader, print and digital Download only the files you want, when…

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trending images

There’s nothing more inspiring than surfing the internet and seeing what other artists are creating, and we encourage you to do so. Here are some of our favourite pictures that caught our attention recently, from some of the world’s most exciting artists and designers. Giga Kobidze www.gigakobidze.com/ This is one of a series of works exploring the visual reflection of mind and thoughts, where nature, different shapes and colour can communicate emotion and feelings. Textures were used as a final touch to add noise to the image. Adriana Cardozo www.behance.net/adrianacardozo This is a matte painting, with almost exclusive focus on cutouts, digital painting, general retouching, colour adjustments, lights and shadow density. The piece is inspired by Arthur C Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odysseyand the film of the same name directed by Stanley Kubrick. Magdiel Lopez magdiellopez.com/ I tried to…

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readers’ images

MatheusAlbuquerque www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/ Matheus%20Albuquerque Image of the issue This was developed for a tattoo campaign, where tattoo art and related elements were used. This image is 100% created in Photoshop; I took oceanic elements and used bubbles on a black background. David Pavlik www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/da505 This is an image inspired by female beauty and sadness. First, I combined a few photos, then I used adjustment layers such as Curves and filters such as High Pass and Sharpen More to get an old-fashioned and retro effect. Alexandre Perez www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/ alexandreperez I tried to work with cool colours and use objects of proportional size to try and make the island realistic. Blend modes were key in tying everything together and filters helped to create the rays of the sun. Tom Cornish www.photoshopcreative.co.uk/user/tomcornish I created this image by painting custom cloud brushes on a self-portrait I…

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readers’ challenge

We challenged you with these In Issue 154, we challenged you to get creative with these four images. You were allowed to use any or all of the pictures, and whatever other resources you chose. Here’s what you created. Challenge entries The best entries and overall challenge winner 1 Trevor Budd The Astronaut For this image I worked on creating the concept of an astronaut using just the four random images supplied. I used blend modes, layers and other filters to build the artwork up. 2 Judith Musgrove Calendar Girl This was a basic idea but one that seemed to work with the photos supplied. Liquify was used on the car to distort it, and the wheel was placed over the girl in the background. 3 Matheo Noguchi Spacedeck The car was placed into the scene by the aircraft, the flower was…

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create posters with layers & masks

“LAYERS AND MASKS ARE FAR MORE THAN JUST FEATURES TO STAY ON TOP OF YOUR PSDS; THEY’RE A GATEWAY TO CREATING BIG, BRIGHT AND BOLD WORK” Layers and masks naturally work together: they’re the very nuts and bolts of your Photoshop projects. It’s rare to work on something that doesn’t require at least one of them, because they can help keep your work organised and your creative process quick and easy. But while layers and masks are tools to help you manage your work, there’s no reason you can’t create ambitious work with them as well. From minimal posters to movie posters, festival posters to floating-heads posters, there are skills you’ll need no matter what your work looks like. Layers and masks are cornerstones of managing your work, but they can…